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1.5 million students still not covered by health insurance

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Around 1.5 million students nationwide, or 7.5 per cent of all students, have not joined the national health insurance scheme, according to the Ministry of Education and Training. Health insurance cards. — Photo dantri.com.vn Health insurance enrolment among students, however, is higher than before because of subsidies, Ngu Duy Anh, head of the ministry’s Physical Education Department, said at a ... Read More »

Coastal provinces prepare for typhoon Haikui

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The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on Friday morning asked coastal localities to prepare for a new typhoon. The direction of typhoon Haikui. — Photo nchmf.gov.vn Internationally named Haikui, the typhoon entered the East Sea on Friday morning. According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, by 10am on Friday, the typhoon was 800km away from ... Read More »

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau jogs along HCM City canal

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his escorts jogged along a canal in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday evening, attracting great attention from the public. He went jogging during his official visit to Vietnam to participate in APEC summit week.  Trudeau ran along Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal for around 5 kilometres, wearing a hat and sports clothes.    On ... Read More »

Australian Prime Minister enjoys his first ‘Banh mi’ in Da Nang

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday morning shared a bánh mì breakfast with Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen at a local street food restaurant, before beginning a busy day of meetings for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull shared a bánh mì breakfast with Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen at a local street food restaurant in ... Read More »

New storm nears as post-Damrey recovery efforts continue

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A new typhoon named Haikui is building in the East Sea on November 10 morning, as Vietnam struggles to rebuild the country after the damage caused by devastating typhoon Damrey last weekend. The forecast path of storm Haikui (Photo: nchmf.gov.vn) Haikui is expected to head west-northwest over the next 24 hours, with the strongest winds ranging between 75-90 km per ... Read More »

Inundation continues in Hue’s lowland areas

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VietNamNet Bridge – Inundation in lowland areas in central Thua Thien-Hue Province continued on Thursday as floodwater from two floods that occurred earlier this week was receding very slowly and water level of the local rivers remained high. Residents in Huong Tra District travel on a boat due to the long-lasting inundation. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu The flooding prevented ... Read More »

Internet cable ruptures for 5th time in 2017

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VietNamNet Bridge – The undersea Asia-America Gateway (AAG) internet cable – one of the six cables connecting Viet Nam with the rest of the world – has ruptured since Tuesday morning. In 2017, the 20,000km-long AAG cable was disrupted four times and maintenance work had to be undertaken. — Photo fwallpapers.com This is the fifth time the cable has broken ... Read More »

Hospitals across the country to be inspected

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VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Health has promulgated a document to inspect the quality of hospitals and medical workers and satisfaction of patients this year. A medical worker takes care of a patient. Hospitals across the country will be checked next month as an annual activity of the health sector. — VNA/VNS Photo  Under the document, all State and ... Read More »